At the end of the boating season last year, my uncle was getting prepared to winterize his boat. He had purchased an oil pump and oil already and was prepared to winterize when one of his friends asked if they could take the boat out one more time before the end of the season. My uncle was hesitant, but decided that there was no harm in one last run of the season.
When they took the boat out, the engine started making funny noises and died several miles from the dock. Some helpful boater helped them get back to shore and get the boat back on its trailer. A trip to the repair shop showed that the motor couldn’t be repaired. My uncle decided to wait until spring to buy a new one and packed the Yamalube oil and oil pump away for the next season.